Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Ribbon Scrap Flower - SNR Magazine
I've been gathering scraps of ribbon for some time now and I thought I would challenge myself to create something with them. Flowers are my go-to embellishment and loops of ribbon make for pretty petals. This fun and funky flower came together in a couple of quick and easy steps and I just love the mix of patterns and textures.
Badge or button
Step One: Assemble ribbon scraps of the same approximate length. Bring the ends of a piece of ribbon together and add to the thread. Repeat this step for the remaining pieces of ribbon. Note: To give the flower a layered look, place longer pieces of ribbon onto the thread first and slowly decrease the length of the ribbon pieces you add to the thread. The more ribbon, the fuller the flower.
Step Two: Twist and pull the pieces of ribbon into a pleasing arrangement. Stitch through the center of the flower several times; tie a knot in the end of the thread to secure the petal arrangement. Trim any excess thread.
Step Three: Add a badge or button to the flower center.
A flower like this is a great way to add an interesting pop of color to projects. Try using scraps of ribbon and lace from the same color family for a more subtle embellishment.
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